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most difficult shot to master

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kwun, Aug 23, 2007.

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most difficult shot to master

  1. clear

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  2. lift

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  3. drop

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. smash

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. drive

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  6. straight net

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  7. crosscourt net

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    62.5%
  1. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

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    I have problems with my net-drops. They either go too high, allowing the opponent to smash me, or they hit the net sometimes.
     
  2. cappy75

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    It has to be the full smash. Proper smash with body rotation is hard on the body. Getting properly setup with the smash is hard enough, you gotta add in the overhead stroke with the appropriate grip as well depending on where the shuttle is overhead. Lots of mechanics to worry about. If you're not in a position to smash, you won't be able to smash hard and accurate.

    Comparing to other overhead shots, it's hard to practice the stroke properly cuz many things have to be done right to have the proper smash. If you do one aspect wrong, you screw up your entire stroke.
     
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  3. DivingBirdie

    DivingBirdie Regular Member

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    EXACTLY
    in fact i voted for 'Clear' in the poll. Maybe i'm lousy but according to what i see, consistent, accurate clears(looking identical with other strokes) can ONLY be done by players who have trained under coaches for a significant period of time. I evidently have poorer clearing skills than most who beat me.:eek:
     
  4. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

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    This is a hard question to answer.

    In terms of consistent performance of a basic stroke, I would say the backhand clear is the hardest to master. Although this is an elementary stroke -- no slicing, deception, or anything fancy -- many players consider it beyond them.

    The forehand smash is obviously a complex stroke that requires excellent movement skills as well as hitting skills. It's a crucial skill in doubles, and you can always use more power. It's hard to say you've "mastered" the smash unless you can hit near 200mph.

    In terms of mastering an advanced skill, I would say the sliced straight low serve (in doubles) is the hardest. This is an incredibly subtle skill with many small variations. As a closed skill, it's something that you can potentially perfect regardless of your opponent's ability. The best serves almost guarantee a lift, but they are frustratingly hard to make consistent and attempting a perfect serve is risky (you get it right once in a match, and the rest of the time it goes in the net or into the jaws of the receiver).
     
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    All of the above! my body coordination is not good at all.
     
  6. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

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    not even dinking?:D
     
  7. Badmintan

    Badmintan Regular Member

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    Apologies for the complexity.
    This is the list of basic strokes I find hardest to easy:

    (Service and crosscourt shots not included)

    Hardest:::::::(
    Backhand smash
    Backhand clear
    Around the head-clear
    Forehand jump smash
    Around the head smash
    Around the head Drop
    Backhand drive
    Forehand smash
    Forehand drop
    Forehand net hairpin drop
    Backhand net hairpin drop
    Forehand clear
    Around the head-drive
    Forehand drive
    Forehand lift
    Forehand block
    Backhand lift
    Backhand block
    easiest:::::::D
     
  8. 450450

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    Upon high flick serve to your backhand.. and you, the reciever close to the net to push the shot. You lunge forward too much that you have to execute a backhand clear or drop from the back.
     
  9. Tsumaranai

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    I find that most backhand variations of shots are difficult to pull off well. The backhand clear and reverse slice are the most difficult for me. I hit a decent backhand smash, sort of, but probably not with the proper technique, heh.
     
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    What do u think? :D, maybe i should start to worship Sir dink. So he can teach me how the art of dinking! :p
     
  11. jeeves

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    Shot's not there too. Backhand Smash.
     
  12. Timbuctoo

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    Anything behind me on my backhand side. These are the hardest shots bar none technically & physically. There's a guy in our club that has very strong backhand shots from that position. You hit a great drive deep to his backhand and tactically you expect a weak return but somehow he is able to do a low down flat drive cross court to the backhand back line. Because you're coming forward and expecting a certain return seeing the shuttle flying past your ear at high speed catches most off gaurd and he wins the point.
     
  13. gingerphil79

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    myself personally i found the drop shot was the hardest 1 to get right. I had gotten the smash and clear pretty good when i started but i just couldn't figure out the drop. My prob was i wasn't hitting it in front of me and once i did this it was only a matter of practice.

    Some times my drops are deadly and other times are hitting the net or going too close into the court.

    I guess i will just have to practice practice practice.
     
  14. michael071091

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    most difficult shot for me, is certainly backhand clear. Its really difficult to hit it accurate and far enoug.
     
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    Although every stroke in badminton needs to be mastered to be consistently executed, I'd rate two shots as the most difficult-to-master.

    The first is the cross-court backhand drive. :cool:
    If perfectly done in doubles, it blazes unstoppably across the net headed for the right shoulder of the player in the opponents' backhand half. :rolleyes:
    If imperfectly done, it travels upwards right across that player, allowing him to effortlessly smash the shuttle into your partner's chest. :crying:

    The second is the tumbling drop, especially in the left forecourt. :cool:
    If perfectly brushed, the shuttle is a delight to behold... it rises just enough to graze the net-cord and then tumbles down skimming the net as it heads for the floor. :rolleyes:
    If imperfectly executed, the shuttle floats up well above the net cord, allowing your opponent a ripe sneer and an opportunity to take a massive forehand swipe at the bird, to crack it right into your forehead. :crying:

    I'm one of those who can consistently demonstrate these shots at their imperfect best. :p

    In short, I've mastered them. :D
     
  16. drifit

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    welcome, this is our new world champion.....:D
     
  17. Gollum

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    Read carefully. Oldhand is actually being self-deprecating, not self-aggrandising. ;)
     
  18. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    yeap, i noted.... that is why just put the last sentence...:D
    my guess, nobody will master all shots...:eek:
     
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    ;) you quoted that out of context so well you sdould work in the media:D
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    is this praising my eyesight/good-at-detailing....?:D
     

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